Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Last of the Card Pile

Hello once again. Today I hope to finish off the remaining cards from the so called pile on the desk. They have been hanging around for a while now. So here goes .

Today's first card is from Japan - it was posted in Nagasaki although I don't think the sender Setsu lives there. Her card shows a JAL Japan Airlines Boeing 777-300ER.  Japan Airlines commenced service on Ocrober 25, 1951, using a Martin 2-0-2 aircraft. JAL currently has a fleet of 162 all Boeing aircraft, 13 of which are the type shown on Setsu's card.

Setsu used a train stamp on her aircraft card. It is 1 of 10 in a mini/sheet issued in 2017, called Railway Series No 5.

Next is this pin-up card from Malaysia , it also arrived with a train stamp. Trains will be a slightly recurring theme today. I like to call this card " The Lady and Her Boat " . Maybe high heels should not be the order of the day here.

This card brings back a memory from my early boyhood days. I remember a lady , a family member, trying to get in a boat just this way. She was dressed a little more conservatively to be sure  and certainly not in heels, but the boat tipped and she went in the water between the boat and the wharf. All I remember is a dress floating above her head. Funny now but maybe not so then.

As I mentioned earlier this card arrived with a fine train stamp. P-fang used 2015 stamp. It is 1 of 3 in a Trains in Sabah set.

Trains yet again. Here's a picture of olden times, an old time train in a Saxony , Germany area railway station dating around 1967. Trains have changed a lot over the years.

Karin used a new 2018 Peanuts stamp.

The Royals of Norway are up next. That's King Harald, Queen Sonja, Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit. I wonder where Princess Ingrid Alexandra was that day ?

Dani used 1 of 6 in a 2013 Tourism Stamps set.

A rather unique mode of transport is the subject of my next car. I'm not sure what's its called - maybe a heli-bike. I think it would make for a cool ride though. Looks like fun but I would recommend helmets.

Li-Jung used a small but nice lighthouse stamp from a set of 9 issued in 1991. It shows the Kaoshiung Lighthouse. You might want to turn your head a little as it was put on upside down. The other stamp was issued in 2016 and is one from a set of four Fruit Stamps.

A card from Singapore is next. The words on the card pretty well sum up the card. Nothing more from me really needed.

Juliana used a stamp from 2017 , one from the Vanishing Trades set. Shown here is a Garland Maker.

Well, there you have it. The end of the pile of cards on my desk. It seemed like forever getting through them. But it's done now, so that's good.
Thanks for today's cards go out to P-fang, Setsu, Karin, Dani, Li-Jung and Juliana. 
Take care and see you back here again soon.

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